To-Do List #4

For Wednesday’s class:

  • Three story ideas. Remember two out of your four stories this semester must be beat related. All stories should be relevant to the Central New York community, not just Ithaca College.

For Friday’s class:

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To-Do List #3

For Wednesday’s class:

Complete by midnight, Saturday Feb. 9:

  • Add your website/social media links to this Google document.
  • Two blog posts: One related to your beat. In the second post, reflect upon the readings, and how mobile devices and social media are impacting journalism. Consider using the discussion questions from Chapter 1’s Checklist as a guide (page 22).
  • Share both blog entries via Twitter, your professional FB page, and LinkedIn.
  • I also recommend giving your followers a heads up about the beat you’ll be covering this semester.

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To-Do List #2

Complete the following items by Sunday, Feb. 3. From this point forward, I will publish to-do lists every Sunday and most items must be completed by the following Saturday night. 

  • Set-up your free Hootsuite account. Read these step-by-step directions. Complete Hootsuite Academy: The Fundamentals of Using Hootsuite.
  • Establish professionally oriented accounts on Twitter, Facebook (create a professional page instead of using your personal page), Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • In addition to apps for the previously mentioned sites, download apps for Hootsuite, Videolicious, iMovie, Adobe Spark Post, and Adobe Spark Video.
  • Continue with the set-up of your website. For branding purposes, remember to keep your website domain and social media handles as close to your name as possible.
  • Finalize your short bio for social media profiles and a longer one for your website and LinkedIn page. Ensure that your profile photo, short bio for social media, and longer bio are consistent across all platforms.
  • For your Ithaca Week account: add a profile photo, short blurb about you, and links to your professional Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Review the blogging tip sheet and rubric. You can find a similar guide on pages 64-65 of the book. You will have two blog posts due next week.

To-Do List #1

Complete the following items by Wednesday, Jan. 30:

To-Do List #13

Reading & Guest Speakers (Wednesday, 11/28)

  • Read Chapter 8: Mobile and Social Media In Your Career. With the semester winding down, I want to shift our focus back to how we began this semester: building your brand online. Now is a good time to revisit and polish your website and social media accounts.
  • 10 a.m. Section: Amber Smith (@AmberSmith1011), digital director for Gray Television stations in Nebraska, will chat with us Wednesday. Check out her Q&A in Chapter 8.
  • Noon Section: We’ll chat with IC journalism alumna Christine Loman (@ChristineLoman), who  manages social media at The Washington Post.

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To-Do List #12

Live Tweet

  • Live tweet this using #ICParkSM: We’ll chat for part of tomorrow’s class with Allie Healy (@allieehealyy), an alumna of the IC journalism department and #ICParkSM. Allie has worked in various roles at Advance Media New York since she graduated in 2014. She is now social media lead at Syracuse.com, a role that was previously occupied by another alumna, Christine Loman, who recently joined the social media team at The Washington Post.

Multimedia Story #4 (Due Wednesday, 11/14)

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To-Do List #11

Election Day Coverage 

  • Review Google document with all the details of our coverage. Come to class tomorrow with any questions.
  • Best practices: begin your coverage with an initial tweet that explains what you’re covering. Also, in that tweet, you can link back to our live blog, @mention Ithaca Week, and use one of our Election Day coverage graphics (you can find these in the Google doc).

Multimedia Story #4 (Due Wednesday, 11/14)

Pitch your story ideas to me ASAP. Remember two out of your four stories must be related to your beat. 

By the end of class, upload the story submission document to the Forum section of our Sakai page. 

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To-Do List #10

Election Day Coverage

  • If you have yet to do so, sign up for an Election Day reporting shift. The Google doc link is posted in our FB group.
  • Become familiar with details of the project and key races.

Multimedia Story #3 (Due Monday, 10/29)

By the end of class, upload the story submission document to the Forum section of our Sakai page. 

Website Story

  • 550-600 word story with mobile-friendly layout.
  • 2-3 images taken with a mobile device.
  • Video (1-1:30) produced using your mobile device (you choose the video app) embedded in the story.

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To-Do List #9

Election Day Coverage

  • Become familiar with local and national races and issues.
  • Sign up for an Election Day reporting shift [details to come].

Analytics

  • Visit your analytics, using the analytics worksheet as a guide. (Note: If you use Wix for your website, you have to install the app called Visitor Analytics.) You should jot down a few notes about your analytics once a week from now until the end of the semester. Your analytics will be part of your end-of-the semester portfolio assignment.

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